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10 Missing Treasures You Should Really Be Looking For!

<i>You’ll need more than a map and a shovel to find these cultural gems. But trust us, it will be worth the effort.</i><p>1. The Makings of a Very Pricy …

Singapore’s Frightening Theme Park Dedicated To Chinese Mythology

Forget Disneyland, if you want to go to a theme park which will utterly confound you, best head over to Pasir Panjang Road in Singapore where you'll …

New Zealand sees tourism increase

Figures released yesterday by Tourism New Zealand reported a significant growth in the number of international visitors to the country, with a 10 per cent rise in arrivals during the first half of 2013, compared to the same period last year. There was a 3.3 per cent increase in visitors from …

Pictures: Slave Shackle, More Found On Blackbeard's Ship

A slave shackle, dinnerware, and lead shot are among new artifacts found in the sunken ship Queen Anne's Revenge off North Carolina.

The world's best wild swims

Little can match the pleasure of taking a dip in a secluded spot. Sliding into a river or striking out for the centre of a lake, it’s impossible not to feel as if you’ve become part of the scene, rather than simply marvelling at it.<p>Indulge in one of these stunning swims and we promise they’ll make …

Cape Town

Top 5 ancient wonders in Rome

Italy is a country blessed with exquisite cities and Rome is the daddy of them all. There are just too many reasons to fall in love with Rome: the masterpieces around every corner; the shade-wearing, scooter-driving Romans; the operatic piazzas; and the cocktail of provinciality and …

Italy

You might expect to find the odd fossil on the Jurassic coast in Dorset, but this is taking it a bit far! The giant dragon's skull was built by a team of sculptors to celebrate the release of Game of Thrones on Blinkbox and left on a beach in

You might expect to find the odd fossil on the Jurassic coast in Dorset, but this is taking it a bit far!<p>The giant dragon's skull was built by a team …

Forget that image of package holidays and stag weekends for one second. Mallorca offers style, charm and child-free bliss for those in search of it. We spent 48 hours on the Spanish island to prove that it's not just for sun-seeking Brits

Forget that image of package holidays and stag weekends for one second. Mallorca offers style, charm and child-free bliss for those in search of it. …

7 top reasons to go on a round-the-world trip

Tired of tiny holidays? Itching to take an epic trip instead of a quick week here and there? If you need some extra incentive to make the leap and book that round-the-world trip, Lonely Planet author George Dunford has some compelling reasons for you.<p>1. Gap year<p>School's out for ever, so now it's …

Travel

Athens: what to see and do

<b>Cecil Deitch writes</b><br>We hope to be in Athens from October 15-21. We have visited several Greek islands but this is the first time in the capital. My wife and I are active 78 year-olds and our son and his wife are both 50 and avid tourists. We would welcome advice on sites to visit, and, as we will …

The Big Picture photography competition: round 265

Man Wrestles 7-Foot Shark to Nantucket Beach

Surf fisherman promotes catch-and-release but still angers shark advocates.<p><b>When Elliot Sudal goes to the beach, he doesn't just lay out in the sun. He wrestles sharks.</b><p><b>On July 14, Sudal spent 45 minutes writhing in the Nantucket surf with a seven-foot (two-meter) sandbar shark. Eventually, he got</b> …

Why alcohol + sword + watermelon is a recipe for disaster – video

<b>WARNING: Video contains graphic content which you may find upsetting</b><p><b>Playing with a samurai sword after a few beers is never a good idea.</b><p>This bearded …

Don't Want Trackers Watching Your Web And Smartphone Activity? This Start-up's For You.

One hot afternoon in June four software engineers, a lawyer and a miniature pinscher named Lunch were gathered around designer Dan Kwon’s computer at Disconnect, a startup in San Francisco. They were watching their new education video, “Unwanted Tracking Is Not Cool.” Its star is an octopus puppet …

Five fabulous South African hotels

Exotic scenery meets sustainable comfort in the Rainbow Nation, where travellers can enjoy their own private peace.

South Africa

Six Random Travel Tips You’ll Love

<b>1. Plan your flights, not your schedule –</b> Everyone always seems to want to find the best last minute deal, confident that they’ll discover the sale …